This is a graphic illustration of what the Springbrook Skate Park could look like. It is hoped construction will start this summer. Photo from Springbrook Community Skate Park Committee

Springbrook Skate Park gets financial boost

Province approves $125,000 grant for proposed skate park

Springbrook skateboarders could have a place to practise their ollies, grinds and other tricks in spring 2020.

A proposed skate park moved much closer to reality after a $125,000 provincial grant was approved recently. The cash means $445,000 has now been secured toward the $635,000 cost of the park.

Red Deer County has stepped up with $305,000 and another $25,000 came from local fundraising efforts.

Volunteers hope to raise the remaining $180,000 through community fundraising and corporate sponsorships.

Committee director Adrian Pidherney said having a skate park is a “great opportunity” for the hamlet.

“With nearly one-third of our population of 1,500 under the age of 20, this park will have a major impact, now and well into the future.”

It is hoped construction can begin in late summer for a spring 2020 opening date.

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